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Recycling Service

Vale of Glamorgan Council operates a weekly co-mingled dry recycling service for kerbside and communal properties, taking all of the materials in one container. Since October 2019, a weekly multi-stream recycling collection service has been introduced in Rural Vale and Barry, with the service set to roll out to Penarth, Dinas Powys, Sully and surrounding areas in 2021. 

For the co-mingled collection, a blue recycling bag takes paper, card, glass, plastic, cartons, foil and aerosols. Residents can also get recycling boxes for free from the Civic Offices in Barry, the Alps in Wenvoe and all local libraries. For the multi-stream collection, residents are provided with an orange bag for cardboard, a white bag for paper and a grey box for glass.

A green 5-litre kitchen caddy is provided for food waste, which is collected weekly. Garden waste is taken fortnightly from March to November from green reusable sacks, with a ring and request service in the winter months.

A bulky household waste collection service is available on request for furniture, mattresses, large WEEE and carpets at a cost of £20 for three items, with additional items costing £5 each and a maximum of five items collected at a time. 

Fortnightly residual waste collections take a maximum of two black bin bags with non-recyclable waste from the kerbside.

The Vale of Glamorgan runs two household recycling centres in the county at Barry and Llandow.

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Household waste recycling centres in Vale of Glamorgan

In total

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tonnes of waste was recycled


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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Absorbent Hygiene Products


Rubble and aggregate

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Amount recycled 5,395t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £609,590
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Reported as exported 0%